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Protests against govt callousness on floods gaining momentum
SRINAGAR, Oct 1: The protests and dharnas against the state government’s “callousness” towards the miseries of flood affected people is gaining momentum here. Hundreds of people from different localities on Wednesday came on the roads and staged massive protests. Reports said that people staged a protest at Mehjoor Nagar against alleged official apathy. The protestors alleged that despite the claims made by the government that 352.5 quintals ...
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GMC, associated hospitals suffer Rs 256-Cr loss
SRINAGAR, Oct 1: The state government today revealed that the associated hospitals of Government Medical College here suffered damages to equipment and machinery to the tune of Rs 256 crore in the flood. It added that efforts are on to either get the new machinery or repair the old machinery. Since almost all the hospitals are located in low lying areas their functioning had paralysed due to the flood. It was only SKIMS which remained functiona...
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HC maintains its previous order in claims
Insurance companies asked to file compliance report
SRINAGAR, Oct 1: The High Court today maintained its previous order directing insurance companies to pay 50 percent of insured amount for policies above Rs 25 lakh and 95 percent for policies below Rs 25 lakh as interim relief to the flood-affected shopkeepers in the state. A division bench of the High Court comprising of Chief Justice M M Kumar and Justice A M Magrey further directed the insurance companies to file compliance report by or befo...
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Cancer drug price goes up from Rs 8,000 to Rs 1.08 lakh
NEW DELHI, Oct 11: The Union government’s decision to decontrol prices of 108 drugs-- used to treat tuberculosis, AIDS, diabetes and heart ailments -- has jacked up their prices. In some cases, prices have seen an unbelievable rise. The price of Glivec, an anti-cancer tablet, for example, has risen from Rs 8,500 to Rs 1.08 lakh. Plavix, used to treat blood pressure and heart ailments, will cost Rs 1,615, against the earlier Rs 147. An anti-rab...
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Panches, sarpanches interfering in free ration distribution for flood affected
PULWAMA, Oct 1: Many panchayat members in south Kashmir are allegedly forcing the storekeepers of the consumers affairs and public distribution department to distribute free ration for flood affected people as per their choice. Hundreds of residents across the South Kashmir affected by the flood alleged that the sarpanches and panches in their villages have a field day in the distribution of free ration. In the aftermath of the floods, the gov...
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Provide relief to affected non-Muslim brothers on priority: Geelani
SRINAGAR, Oct 1: Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), today strongly stressed upon “assistance to the flood affected non-Muslim brothers on priority basis.” “Pandits, Sikhs, Buddhists and Christians of the state are our brothers and it is our religious duty to take care of them in this hour of grief,” he said. Geelani viewed that the commendable rescue work of “our youth who put aside all the differences and without any pri...
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They came as a hope for the hopeless and helpless-I
SRINAGAR, Oct 1: Mohammad Mehrajuddin, Ibraheem Aadil, Ishtiyaq, Showkat Ahmad and Owais of Saedpora area of old Srinagar rescued more than 600 residents stranded in floods in different areas of Srinagar. These youngsters without caring for their own selves left their homes to help hundreds of people who were rendered helpless. They not only saved people but proved to be a huge respite for scores CRPF men stranded at a camp in Karan Nagar area....
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5 more bodies recovered from Pancheri debris
UDHAMPUR, Oct 1: Gearing up an operation to retrieve the bodies from the rubble of houses collapsed due to landslide in Saddal village of Pancheri in Udhampur district, police and SDRF teams today recovered five more bodies. The operation to retrieve bodies get boost after JCB machines reached the affected area yesterday following restoration of road connectivity. Official sources said that so far, bodies of twenty villagers have been recovere...
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10 more days exemption in tax on relief import
SRINAGAR, Oct 1: The state government today granted 10 days extension up to October 10 on the exemption of levy of entry tax and toll tax on import of material, for relief and rehabilitation of the flood affected people of the state. Decision to this effect was taken at a higher level meeting convened here this afternoon to review the pace of progress of banking institutions and insurance companies working in the state to deal with the cases o...
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Sentencing Kashmiris to life shows inhuman mindset GoI: Yasin
SRINAGAR, Oct 1: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik today said punishing Kashmiris even at a time when their lives, homes and economy are shattered by devastating flood shows the inhuman mindset of Indian state towards Kashmiris. He added sentencing people who are languishing in jails for last 18 years to life shows the venom of Indian state towards Kashmiris. Yasin was talking to flood affected people at Kursoo Rajbagh and adjacent localiti...
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HC calls for status report on Dy CM’s PRO’s security
JAMMU, Oct 1 (JNF): In a petition seeking withdrawal of Security of Additional PRO to Deputy Chief Minister, High Court (HC) today directed respondents to file status of petitioner’s representation. In a petition filed by S K Bhalla seeking withdrawal of security of Kewal Kumar Sharma Forest Guard-cum- Additional PRO of Deputy Chief Minister, Justice Tashi Rabstan of J&K High Court Jammu wing after hearing Advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed appearin...
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Complete blackout for 3 days
Shopkeepers block Residency Road for half an hour
JAMMU, Oct 1: Agitated over the blackout since last three days due to damage of Power Development Department (PDD) transformer in the area, Shopkeepers of Residency Road and Vir Marg Association today staged protest and blocked Residency Road for half-an-hour. The shopkeepers in the morning blocked Residency Road for half-an-hour in protest against PDD failure to restore power supply in the area. They demanded repair of old transformer or insta...
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Lifer to 5 Kashmiris
‘Shocked’ families to challenge Jaipur court verdict
SRINAGAR (Agencies): A day after a court in Rajasthan state sentenced five Kashmiri men—who are in jail for 18 years—to life imprisonment on charges of triggering bomb blasts in Jaipur city in 1996, their families Tuesday said they would challenge the verdict before the Rajasthan High Court. Additional district and session judge, Bandikui, Urmila Verma in a judgment passed Monday gave life imprisonment to Javed Ahmad Khan, Abdul Gani Goni, Late...
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J&K Bank branches to remain open on Oct 3, 5
SRINAGAR, Oct 1: With a view to facilitate unhindered banking transactions to the people of valley who are already under stress because of devastating floods, all the Business Units and Extension Counters of J&K Bank across Kashmir valley shall remain open on October 3 (Friday) and (Sunday) October 5, which are otherwise public holidays under Negotiable Instrument Act 1881. In order to avoid inconvenience likely to be caused to the bank's custo...
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KVK holds training on advance horticulture
REASI, Sep 30 :Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Reasi of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology -Jammu organized a five day training programme on advance horticulture in collaboration with the Department of Horticulture, Udhampur at KVK, Reasi campus under MIDH scheme. As many as, 29 orchardists from different blocks of Udhampur district participated in the programme along with Horticulture Department Officer and technicians. D...
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Market checking squad realizes Rs 18150 fine
KUPWARA, Sep 30 :A special squad comprising Municipality, Enforcement Inspector, Designated Officer, food safety headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara conducted checking of different markets at district headquarter, Kupwara. During the market checking, the team realized Rs.18150 as fine from erring traders who violated various Essential Commodities Acts. Besides, the team seized and destroyed 3 quintals of rotten vegetables, 40 kgs ...
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A dis-service to Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi and his ideology could not have been more relevant than it is today in the Indian socio-political and economic landscape. But certainly not in his re-defined form as prime minister Narendra Modi is trying to invoke and this distortion about the great man is not simply restricted to mis-pronouncing his name correctly. It is about limiting Gandhi’s role like a commercial capsule to getting India its independence and his campaign for...
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Narendra Modi is a dangerous cliche
By Pankaj Mishra
In 2005, Narendra Modi, then the chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat, was prevented by a State Department visa ban from attendinga rally at Madison Square Garden. On Sunday night, Modi finally made it there with a Bollywood-style extravaganza. All had been apparently forgiven as he stood against flickering videos of Indian robots and mansions and reminded his audience in Hindi of his humble origins as a "tea vendor." Here was a "small ...
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A literary feast: Some food for thought
By Humra Quraishi
Just got back from Bangalore. During the three days at the Bangalore Literature Festival one got to hear diverse views and viewpoints and much more … Needless to write the obvious - one met writers, authors, publishers, enthusiastic readers and more than enthusiastic commentators. The list of the who's who, who had come for this Festival is rather too long. And before I write about those who left an impression I must offload this vital - it woul...
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Reckless driving on J&K roads
Dear Editor, Dangerous accidents happening on roads in Jammu and Kashmir, both in cities and highways, causing deaths and injuries to innocents by careless and reckless driving is worrisome. It is very astonishing to observe two wheeler drivers and light vehicle drivers driving in congested city roads without taking any precaution. It becomes totally impossible for pedestrians especially children and senior citizens to walk safely on roads. Man...
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XI's visit will lead to deeper Sino-India ties: Pranab
NEW DELHI, Sep 30 (Agencies): President Pranab Mukherjee today expressed the hope that the just-concluded visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India will lead to a "deeper" bilateral engagement as this was in the interest of Asia and the international community. In a message to Xi on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Mukherjee said during the Chinese president's visit, both the countries had ...
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'Chalein Saath Saath: Forward together we go' for US-India
WASHINGTON, Sep 30 (Agencies): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the White House for the private dinner hosted by President Barack Obama, India and the US today issued a vision statement "Chalein Saath Saath: Forward Together We Go" that called for a joint endeavour for prosperity and peace. "As leaders of two great democratic nations with diverse traditions and faiths, we share a vision for a partnership in which the United States and In...
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J&K team wins 3 medal in NZ Sports Climbing championship-2014
JAMMU, Sep 30: Jammu & Kashmir state clinched 6 medals including one gold and two silver in the 20th North Zone Sport Climbing Championship which concluded at Indian Institutue of Technology, Kanpur (IIT,Kanpur) on September 28, 2014. On the basis of their performance, 5 climbers of J&K have been selected in the North Zone Sport Climbing Team which shall participate in the forthcoming National Sport Climbing Championship at Kolkata from Dece...
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RBI keeps key rates unchanged over inflation risks
MUMBAI, Sep 30 (Agencies): Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan today left all key rates unchanged citing increased risks to inflation and difficult external situation especially on the geopolitical front. This is the fourth consecutive time that the RBI has kept key interest rates unchanged despite clamours from the industry to cut rates to boost economy. The short-term lending rate (repo) rate now stands at 8 per cent, and the cash reserve r...
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